What is Nitronic Stainless Steel Wire?

The first Nitronic alloy, Nitronic 40, was released by Armco Steel in 1961. It was named for its nitrogen content which is integrated homogeneously throughout the material rather than just being...

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Three Products That Use Shaped Wire

Central Wire offers shaped and profile wire in a variety of forms ranging from oval and rectangular, to pentagonal and triangular. Shaped wires are found in a wide range of industries such as medical...

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Using the Specialized 17-7PH® Alloy in Spring Wire

Springs are a common solution in many modern products, from the high-strength performance requirements of agricultural equipment and transportation, to the corrosion-resistant demands of the mining...

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Copy Cats and Costly Catastrophes: A Dangerous Supply Chain Game

Stealing intellectual property (IP) or using counterfeit branded products, whether it’s a designer purse or a special metal alloy, can result in devastating consequences to the end user. Companies...

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A Look at the Stainless Steel Families

Central Wire Industries carries stainless steel alloys that usually fall into four categories: austenitic, martensitic, ferritic and duplex. Each family is made up of a different chemical...

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Draw-Strand-Assemble: CWI Connects the Parts that Build Our World

From wire rod coils to assembled parts, CWI connects. Draw-Strand-Assemble is how CWI works with customers to transform an individual component into the finished product. CWI wire and wire related...

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Five Reasons to Choose TIG Wire with Laser Ink Printing Identification

Based on experience, CWI chose laser ink printing identification for our TIG wire for Welding Generation4, bypassing the options of flagging, stamping (or coining), and chemical etching. We then took...

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What makes Stainless Wire Alloy selection so important in the performance of finished wire?

To many people outside of the stainless steel wire industry, all stainless steel can appear to be the same. Except for an occasional reference to 18-8 stainless on the bottom of your pots and pans,...

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